The public is reminded that they can face a 20 thousand dollar fine or 10 years imprisonment if they are caught with scratch bombs.
TTPS Public Information Officer Wayne Mystar says police will be checking licensed fireworks dealers to ensure they are not selling scratch bombs.
And, just to be clear, he outlined the law’s definition of scratch bombs.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Mystar says while the use of fireworks is not banned, users must set them off in safe, open areas.
In addition, he reminded that the noisy fireworks are also of concern to animals, the elderly, the sickly when exploded in built up areas.